The date is 2879 AD (!) and mankind already discovered strange and sometimes, dangerous new worlds. A new alien threat though is about to extinguish mankind. A group of men, forming a new task force called D-Hero, have been selected to combat with the threat. You start your defense of the universe with three spaceships, a default set of weapons (laser cannon) and a full energy bar. Ok, gameplay is typical; the basic (and only) idea is to blast your way through the many levels of aliens to complete the game and thus save the world! Nothing new here :-)
Apart of shooting, you must collect small capsules in order to get hold of the alien weapon blueprints they contain! Once you have them, you may re-design your ship's weapons according to the alien specs. Be warned though, the use of those alien advanced weapons will drain your ship's energy easily, and thus your new gear will not function...
Gameplay is hard to master, as you may easily crash onto alien terrain when trying to pass through thin passages. But as long as you master the controls, gameplay it's increasingly addictive the further you get the level.
Although I found some levels reminiscent of early classics such as R-Type and Salamander (and lot more), this doesn't detract from the addictive gameplay, especially for the shoot-em-up freaks (like me). But someone may say that, the "endless" flying across the screen from the left to right is a little too linear, a different perspective now and then would have been much appreciated just to break up the monotony.
Ok, not many shooter games released for the Amiga, have graphics this good. Graphics are stylish with nice detail at the backdrops and sprites, while there are a few impressive touches such as when your craft cast a shadow across moving water! The alien ships are well designed, especially the large ones appearing at specific continue points on each level.
Sound is great too, offering marvelous intro and main menu tunes, while there are several catchy in-game tunes and blasting and zapping sound effects!